I’LL MAKE A DECISION… EVENTUALLY

I’LL MAKE A DECISION… EVENTUALLY


Those who have the misfortune of knowing me personally will be aware of my complete inability to make a decision about anything. With the possible exception of settling on Matt Smith as my favourite Doctor (still miss him) I will mull over various options about any given subject and utterly fail to arrive at anything that resembles a definitive conclusion. I’ve always blamed this on the unfortunate happenstance of my birth date, which resulted in my being born under the Libra star sign and therefore inevitably doomed me to Indecisiveness. This disaster was compounded by it being the 23rd of the month and consequently on the cusp of the previous sign of Virgo. I may as well give up trying. Or maybe not…

Anyway, excuses aside, I’ve been struggling with what to actually create the art on. With it being mixed media and collage I need something pretty firm so I tried a piece of 18mm MDF, but I want the pieces to be a descent size (obviously I can’t make up my mind exactly what size) and as a result the boards are way too heavy. If I can barely lift the damn things they’re not going to be too practical for people wanting to hang them on a wall.
So I thought of stretched canvasses, which certainly have the advantage of sounding like proper art materials rather than something I’ve picked up at the local timber yard (which is precisely where i bought the MDF) and are also very light, and therefore easy to cart around and also hang on a wall. But they’re a bit too light. And they’re also not firm enough. I want to be able to stick down and paint anything that takes my fancy and be unheeded by a surface that’s bouncing up and down underneath my creative endeavours. That said, from what I gather as a result of extensive online research, experienced painters (assuming they were prepared to talk to me) would point out that a professionally stretched canvas would not do this and that they are the best option. And I am sure they are probably right (and I would have to bow to their superior knowledge) but it’s me who’s going to be doing the work and anyway I can’t possibly arrive at a conclusion to the dilemma that quickly, it would’t be natural.

So, after additional and equally extensive research I am now exploring the possibility of using plywood. This is apparently commonly used for the very purpose I am about to embark on so all should be fine. And i think I’ve settled on the idea of mounting a frame on the reverse so that the panel ‘floats’ away from the wall. I like that idea. I think…

And if you’d like to share that would be fab…

This was a pencil drawing I did to promote a blog post. Matt Smith as the Doctor is relevant (honest) although the post is mainly about my trying to figure out various issues with my artwork…

#art #collageart #mixedmedia #fineart #artist
#drawing #pencil #drwho

No Comments

Post a Comment